The Scripture According to Takuya: And lo, an angel did appear and it was clad in a hot pink kimono, a furry bear-paw scarf and neon green hair. And it was good.
Sad news: Takuya Angel are closing their Harajuku store (just off Takeshita-Doori) and going online only! This iconic brand has been on my list of things to post about since we started the blog… better slightly late than never, right?
Although I don’t have anything by Takuya Angel in my wardrobe, I can really appreciate the artistry behind the aesthetic. Creating a unique fusion between the old & new, TA clothing features genuine vintage kimono fabric, remade with a futuristic cyber feel to them. My favourite pieces are those achieve a somewhat uneasy harmony between the traditional kimono and the sub-culture they now belong to. Look out for furisode-bustiers, and bling-bling geta sandals!
Back in June, I posted this article about new ways that people in Japan have been styling kimono to keep up with modern trends, and of course Takuya Angel are a fantastic example of that. Support independent Japanese designers, and let’s hope Takuya Angel one day make a welcome return to the streets of Harajuku.